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  • Blog Post: Kids and technology: Is there any good news?

    What if we stopped listening to the fear-based news about cyberbullying, over-sharing, and loss of privacy? What if we focused on research that doesn’t make for a scary headline on the evening news? Would it surprise you to learn that a recent study by the Family Online Safety Institute ...
  • Blog Post: Do you use parental controls?

    If you’re a parent, guardian, or a caregiver for kids, parental controls can help you control the content that your kids see on the Internet or on their Xbox. You can use parental controls to help support your own house rules and you can even customize them to fit a child’s age or maturity...
  • Blog Post: Free online resource for web safety educators

    The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is now making its well-known Global Resource and Information Directory (GRID) available for free. GRID monitors, tracks, and evaluates Internet safety content. The tool is managed by editors and expert researchers worldwide. Kim Sanchez, Chair of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft co-sponsors online safety conference in Washington D.C.

    Microsoft co-sponsors online safety conference in D.C. The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) will host its annual conference in Washington, D.C., on November 9 and 10. "Internet Freedom, Safety and Citizenship. A Global Call to Action" is the title and focus of this year's conference. Peter...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to chair Family Online Safety Institute Board of Directors

    Kim Sanchez, a group manager in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, has assumed the chair of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Board of Directors. FOSI is one of a variety of government and nonprofit organizations that Microsoft works with to help make the Internet a safer and more...
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